5 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

5 days in KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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St Lucia
— 1 day
Drive
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Ballito
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Shepstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Howick
— 1 night
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St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read St Lucia journey planner.

Johannesburg to St Lucia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballito.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Ballito

Ballito charms vacationers with its golden sand beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, which serve as a playground for the bottlenose dolphins.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barn Swallow, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see some colorful creatures with Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris, then kick back and relax at Thompson's Bay Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ballito Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Holla Trails, experience rural life at Flag Animal Farm, then kick back and relax at Zinkwazi Beach, and finally make a trip to King Shaka Memoria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ballito trip planner.

You can drive from St Lucia to Ballito in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Shepstone.

Things to do in Ballito

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). On the 10th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at Lake Eland Zip Lines, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Shepstone holiday maker site.

Getting from Ballito to Port Shepstone by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Port Shepstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Howick.

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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Howick

Sitting 1,050 m (3,445 ft) above sea level, Howick boasts waterfalls, gorges, and rivers, and was the site of Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Karkloof Canopy Tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Aladdin's de-Light, then stop by Chocolate Heaven, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Fordoun Spa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Howick trip website.

You can drive from Port Shepstone to Howick in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Port Shepstone in April, Howick is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Howick

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Aquariums · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.